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The Hawaii Property Insurance Association has placed a moratorium on new insurance policies in lower Puna as a result of the June 27 lava flow.
HONOKAA — A neighbor spraying an insecticide improperly was responsible for the chemical odor that caused the closures Thursday morning of Honokaa High and Intermediate and Honokaa Elementary schools, according to the Fire Department.
The June 27 lava flow, which recently sped up, is anticipated to reach Pahoa Village Road in less than two weeks, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The police officer who cited a homeless man for soliciting money in June said the man was obstructing traffic, which was the root of the officer’s decision to charge him with aggressive solicitation.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees heard project updates, along with grievances, Wednesday evening at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
The June 27 lava flow continues to pick up speed as it advances toward Pahoa.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in the Puna District.
Hawaii Island coffee farmers offered split opinions Tuesday afternoon about a pair of resolutions that call on the state Legislature to enact “truth in labeling” laws regarding the labeling of coffee blends.
In years past, local folks knew it was time for the Hawaii County Fair by the predictable September rains — which some people joked were brought in with the fair’s rides and games.
A Civil Defense overflight Wednesday morning observed that the June 27 lava flow has picked up speed since the beginning of the week.
Mayor Billy Kenoi nominated former Hilo County Councilman Donald Ikeda to the Windward Planning Commission.
It’s a coin toss whether a large, destructive earthquake will hit the Hawaiian Islands in the next decade.
What would the completion of the new Hilo High School gymnasium be without another delay?
As the state Department of Health works on the first update to its water quality plan since 1990, most people commenting during a public meeting Tuesday were concerned about a single aspect of the multifaceted plan — the impact of wastewater on water quality and what should be done about it.
World War II veteran Sanford Yanagi of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gives his great-granddaughter, Leana Yanagi, 2, a kiss on the cheek Tuesday morning during the inaugural opening of the “Go for Broke” exhibit at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The traveling exhibit features the stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts. The exhibit has been traveling for 10 years and will be in Hilo until Oct. 11. For more photos from the event, visit www.hawaiitribune-herald.com and click on the “Photo Galleries” tab.
Hawaii County and state election workers are preparing for the possibility that voting could again be disrupted in lower Puna as a lava flow continues to advance toward populated areas.
The June 27 lava flow kept to its northeastern path Tuesday as it skirted the edge of Kaohe Homesteads.